Our story this week is one of compassion and new beginnings. It’s about building bridges.
And it’s about George Wallace.
Yes, that George Wallace — 45th governor of Alabama, known as the man who during his 1963 inaugural address said, “Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. And segregation forever.”
The “Lucky Zip Codes” video that we viewed last night succeeded on the level of raising issues and stimulating conversation. But it appears that Amy Hunter, the presenter, referenced a number of historic events and threw in some terminology that was unfamiliar to many of us (and probably her TED Talk audience as well). I thought that it may be helpful to offer some context.
On November 30, 2018, Pizza and Social Justice team members were pleased to be invited to join the Be Clear team (BACKSACK Int’l) and members of several other Chicagoland groups for dinner at Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant in LaGrange IL.
Ginnie mentioned the book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, by sociologist James Loewen in a recent Pizza & Social Justice Continuing Conversation. Attached is a link to an NPR interview with Professor Loewen. --Yvor